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the photos showing the aftermath of the horrific home invasion that left jennifer hawke-petit and daughters heyley and michaela dead following a week of chilling video of jennifer's last minutes alive and grueling testimony by william petit, the lone survivor. >> we have a lot of support. would like to thank friends and people from all over the state and all over the country for their notes and texts and e-mails who have been very sp t sportive. >> he addressed reporters outside court. >> we're happy with the way the prosecution is presenting its case and things are moving along at a reasonable pace. >> the case turned to photographs of their torched home that told the tale of torture and murder. this is jennifer's sister. >> we have lived with this for over three years and we did walk through the house a long time ago so those images really stay in your mind even though you wish they could leave. >> there were pictures of fire-ravaged bedrooms cords still tied to bedposts prosecutors say restrained the daughters. both girls died of smoke inhalation. >> what that does is really put a pictu
rossen. >> reporter: in this surveillance video, the final picture of jennifer hawke-petit, less than an hour before her death. prosecutors say petit was at a local bank withdrawing $15,000 and calmly told the bank teller her entire family was being held hostage at home. husband william, a prominent doctor, and their two kids, 11-year-old michaela and 17-year-old haley. she said she needed the money for ransom and one of the suspects was waiting in the parking lot. that's when the bank manager made this chilling call to 911. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house and if the police are told, they will kill the children and the husband. she says they are being very nice, they have their faces covered. she is petrified. >> reporter: with good reason. prosecutors say these two men, steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky, were terrorizing the family, beating dr. petit with a baseball bat and tying him to this pole in the basement. his two daughters were tied to their beds upstairs. >> they told us they wouldn't hur
dr. jennifer ashton and jennifer hartstein will be here, as well, in a few minutes. >> if you are moving long distance or ever have you know it is a nightmare and also can be a scam. people will quote you a price on the phone. when the truck actually shows up they double or triple the price. our susan koeppen will show us a mover who did that in front of our hidden cameras and we'll show you how to protect yourself. >> first a check of the news. good morning. >> the joys of moving. good morning to everyone. this morning southern florida is on flood alert a soaking tropical depression is now making its way up the coast. maximum sustained winds at this hour of 35 miles per hour. our miami station joins us now. >> reporter: good morning. south florida getting quite a soaking i'm ankle wading in ankle-deep water. we're on miami beach and when you have the downpours, flooding is a concern, exactly what is happening on o the roadways giving motorists who come through the area quite a bit of trouble making their way through. of course, that's something to be cautious about. in prepar
of murdering a mother and her children. these are the last images of jennifer hawke-petit it alive. this newly released bank surveillance video ticks off the final moments of a horrific crime. petit withdraws $15,000, nervously explaining to the teller she and her family are being held hostage and the money is for ransom. a bank manager called 911. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. she is petrified. >> reporter: petit got the money and left the bank at 9:22. >> they told us they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believed them. >> reporter: at 9:26 police in unmarked cars to the petits' house. officers are told to block off the street but not to approach. almost 30 minutes later, at 9:54, a badly injured william petit manages to escape to a neighbor's house and a second 911 call is made. >> i got bill petit here, who's hurt, my neighbor. >> he's at your house? >> yes, he's right here. >> reporter: then suspects steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky allegedly set the house o on fire
stuff. we're going to do that with rebecca jarvis, dr. jennifer ashton and jennifer hartstein here as well in just a few minutes. >>> also ahead this morning, if you're moving long distance, ever done it, you know it is a nightmare, but it can be more than that. it can be a scam. one price on the phone, when the truck shows up, they double or triple the price. susan koeppen will tell us a mover who did that from noin fr our hidden cameras. we'll talk about that. >> now to the newsdesk. >> good morning, everyone. >>> southern florida is on flood alert. a soaking tropical depression making it's way up the coffee at 35 miles per hour. our miami station wfor joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. in south florida, they're getting quite the soaking. myself, i'm actually wading in ankle-deep water. we're here on miami beach. when you have the constant do downpours the concern is flooding. that is what is giving motorists quite a bit of trouble making their way through. of course, that's something to be cautious about. in preparation for this storm, wate
show chilling. it shows jennifer hawke-petit scared. withdrawing $15,000 from a bank. she told the teller two men were holding her family hostage. one was waiting for her in the car. the bank teller called police. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. that if the police are told, they will kill her children and the husband. >> police went to the house. didn't move in, though, for more than 30 minutes. they watched the house. nothing seemed unusual from the outside. we now, of course, know that inside a nightmare was unfolding. mr. petit was beaten with a baseball bat and tied up in the basement. he survived. his wife was raped and strangled to death. one of his daughters also assaulted and the house lit on fire. both girls apparently died from the smoke. both men are on trial for their lives and face the death penalty. tonight we asked randi kaye to investigate the accused, who they were and how they could have all
of time. >> good morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. it is 7:26. here's a look at some of our top stories for you. in baltimore city, a fight between two family members turned deadly. officers were called just before 8:00 last night to the 1000 block of north stricker street in west baltimore for a fight between her aunt and her niece. the injuries to the aunt were so bad she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are still investigating this case. >> three people are recovering after being stabbed onboard an m.t.a. bus. it happened around 2:30 at liberty heights in northwest avenue near the mall. a fight broke out on bus number 51 which left three people with stab wounds. >> the bus driver brought the bus to rest here outside the mall. there were people here scheduled for their regular after-school duty, and people were unloading the bus, and the officers were able to board the bus and get the officers off. >> all three victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive. police are continuing to investigate. >> in a separate stabbing incident, police are loo
home. here's jeff rossen. >> reporter: in this surveillance video, the final picture of jennifer hawk petit, less than an hour before her death. prosecutors say petit was at a local bank withdrawing $15,000 and cmly told the bank teller her entire family was being held hostage at home. husband william, a prominent ctor and their two kids, 11-yr-old michaela and 17-year-old haley. she said she needed the money for ransom and one of the suspects was waiting in the parking lot. that's when the bank manager made this chilling call to 911. >> reporter: wh good reason. prosecutors say these two men, steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky were terrorizing the family, beating dr. petit with a baseball bat and tying him to thi pole in the basement. his two daughters were tied to their beds upstairs. >> they told us they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: but prosecutors say once back home, jennifer petit was sexually assaulted and strangled. then officials say the suspects set the house on fire. the mother and her two daughters were kille
, jennifer, at a bank that morning, trying to withdraw $15,000 in cash. >> what's your emergency? >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says her husband and children are being held at their house. >> okay. her husband and family. >> yes. they're tied up, she says. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody, if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: the suspect, steven hayes, and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set hire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and mikhail la. steven hayes and joshua cam jef ski who is awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. >> the two suspects in the case had offered to plead guilty in exchange for life sentences. but prosecutors want the death penalty. >>> the army has revealed that two people were buried in the wrong graves at arlington national cemetery. and officials are warning there could be similar mixups. the details were revealed during an investigation of bookkeeping. they got thousands of calls by worried families after the investigat
. when asked by fox news' jennifer griffin about the on going debate over that manhattan mosque general petreaus said last month i have enough mind fields out there without getting into domestic mine fields back in the u.s. this one he decided to wade into any way. jenna. jenna: thank you so much. jon: one week ago president obama claimed in -- proclaimed i should say in a prime-time address from the oval office that all u.s. combat troops have left iraq. but have they? reports from soldiers on the ground suggest a different story. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon with more. jennifer, when did the president begin promising that all combat troops would be out of iraq. >> reporter: you'll remember he gave that very high profile speech after he took office in february 2009 in camp lejeune, that's where he reiterated his campaign promise to end all combat operations and bring all the troops home from iraq. he reiterated last week from the oval office that all combat operations are over. here is what he said then and now. jon: let me say this ace pla
, non-invasive and do not require surgery. our dr. jennifer ashton will explain why the new procedures could make something like liposuction, for instance, obsolete. >> do crunches, i think. >> i think so. >>> first dramatic and emotional testimony in a connecticut courtroom as a doctor described how his wife and two daughters were murdered. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen is at the courthouse in new haven, connecticut with this story. betty, good morning. >> the prosecution's key witness, the lone survivor of the brutal crime, took the stand yesterday and in front of a captivated courtroom, he described what happened. it's the moment the community has waited more than three years to hear. the doctor william petit took the stand tuesday to testify against the man accused of killing his wife and daughters. petit told a hushed courtroom how two men force the their way into his home and tortured his wife, jennifer, and their daughters, hail yedz, 17 and mckay la, 11. a horrific ordeal describing bei being waken with a baseball bat and describing what they said. petit also told a jury
. william petit, his wife, jennifer and two daughters, haily and mckayla were asleep in their home. these ex-convicts broke in, allegedly tied up william and attacked his wife and children. >> caused such drama it affects people for years to come. >> reporter: police were tipped off when the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill
penalty. we learned about the key moment when jennifer hawke-petit was forced to withdraw $15,000 from her bank account, her family being held hostage at the time at home. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she's getting $15,000 to bring out to them. that if the police are told, they will kill her children and the husband. her name is jennifer petit, p-e-t-i-t. she lives at [ bleep ]. she says they are being very nice. they have their faces covered. she is petrified. >> randi kaye has new details from court today. we finally learned the alleged motive behind this horrific crime. >> we sure did, anderson. chilling details. what we now now after years of waiting is this crime may have taken place because one of the suspects, stephen hayes, was, quote, desperate for money. according to a connecticut police detective who interviewed hayes after the murders in july 2007. the detective testified in court today that when he interviewed hayes after the suspects had been caug
video that you're looking at now shows jennifer hawke-petit an hour before she was murdered. she was at the bank withdrawing thousands of dollars and she told the tellers there she needed this money for ransom. the bank's manager did call 911 and police released a recording of that call. jeff, i understand that the 911 calls, they're raising a lot of questions because the time of when the call was placed and when police went to the home. >> this is a summer morning and what's so chilling about this, is just less than an hour after we see jennifer hawke-petit at that bank window she was dead or dying. the thinking of the defense, what this shows you is that police dropped the ball. they had ample opportunity to get officers out to the house. she is in there around 9:17 a.m. by 9:21 a.m. the bank manager goes to a back office after jennifer hawke-petit and said my entire family is being hostage at home and if i give them money they'll leave but if i get the police involved they'll kill my husband and children. a manager goes to the back room and then we'll tell you what happened on
surgery. our dr. jennifer ashton will explain why the new procedures could make something like liposuction, for instance, obsolete. >> do crunches, i think. >> i think so. >>> first dramatic and emotional testimony in a connecticut courtroom as a doctor described how his wife and two daughters were murdered. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen is at the courthouse in new haven, connecticut with this >>> up next, a reporter says -- she says she was harassed by the new york jets. but, is this the wrong way to dress in a locker room? two female reporters will have a debate. two female reporters will have a debate. this is "on that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed. then...well, i have to keep winding myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] if depression is taking so much out of you, ask your doctor about pristiq®. pristiq is a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain
the block is now jenny from "american idol." superstar singer jennifer lopez has signed a $12 million deal to be a judge on the hit tv show. talks for lopez to join the show had broken down a while back. but singer and producers managed to agree to a deal. >>> well, it's a stunner in the world of sports. nfl star reggie bush says he's giving back the heisman trophy that he won five years ago. it's the first time in the 75-year history of the heisman that a winner has returned the award given to the nation's top college player. the ncaa found that bush was ineligible to play because he got improper benefits. >>> some baseball highlights, now, from espn news. >> good morning. i'm steve weissman with your espn news update. we begin with a tight race in the a.l. east. yanks come in a half-game behind tampa bay. they trailed by 6-0, at one point. bottom of the fifth. now down two. willy aybar. sixth jack of the year. rays score zen unanswered. go up 7-6. bottom nine, now tied at 7-7. ben zobrist. a drive to center. but check out curtis granderson. full extension. he scored two runs for the yank
, jennifer from the san francisco spca. sasquatch, tell us the story how you ended up with him. >> a shepherd sheepdog, a shelterty, he is looking for a new home. >> tell us about you said they're pretty smart. >> these dogs are really, really smart. they're herders, basically miniature border collies and they are working dogs so they wanna please. they're superdevoted, great candidates for training classes. everybody from basic manner to training classes. >> what if you have cats or other dogs? >> you have to see how the relationship grows. >> good news. we had another dog to bring in but he was adopted. >> he was adopted. >> so if you want to adopt sasquatch, call san francisco spca. this was nice meeting you. let us know who needs to be adopted. >> thanks for having us. >> you bet. back to you. >> sasquatch is just full of love. love. needs to get a good wouldn't it be nice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report the claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went down under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the milli
loved by me. look over there. please, please. sasquatch, hi. hi, jennifer from the san francisco spca. sasquat, tell us the story how you ended up with him. >> a shepherd sheepdog, a shelterty, he is looking for a new home. >> tell us about you said they're pretty smart. >> thes dogs are really, really smart. they're herders, basically miniature border collies and they are working dogs so they wanna please. they're superdevoted, great candidates for training classes. everybody from basic manner to training classes. >> what if you have ca or other dogs? >> you have to see how the relationship grows. >> good news. we h another dog to bring in but he was adopted. >> he was adopted. >> so if you want to adopt sasquatch, call san francisc spca. this was nice meeting you let us know who needs to be adopted. >> than for having us. >> you bet. back to you. >> sasquatch is just full of love. needs to get a good home. >>>
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.
. jennifer lynn schneider rejected that. >> if you shoplift a leather jacket and it's less theft because the security guy gets the jacket back? >> reporter: the da arguing that they should not be allowed to post money they got from the city. the da did sign off for ortega and cole. the other six appeared in a second courtroom this afternoon where their attorneys argued they have strong ties to bell and will return to court. >> there is, as far as i'm concerned, a real possibility or probability of flight and a real probability that a particular defendant will not appear at any future proceedings. >> that was patrick healy reporting. the next meeting is in two weeks. >>> the owners of iowa egg farms were on the hot seat on capitol hill today. the house energy and commerce subcommittee want to know why conditions were so bad at those farms. the investigation targets white county egg. several of the 1600 who got sick testified about how awful they felt, but the owner of one of the farms refused to answer questions questions. >> too much manure. it's flowing out of your building. you got cra
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. >> hustle. >> reporter: jennifer tesh, says the cheer her 6-year-old daughter kennedy was forced to say on her michigan cheerleading squad, was completely inappropriate for a 6-year-old. >> she thinks a little girl couldn't say some of the words. >> my back aches. our skirts are too tight. our booty shakes from left to right. >> reporter: tesch was so upset, she took her concerns to the local news. but her complaints backfired. and the members of the wolverine cheerleading league voted unanimously this week to keep the questionable cheer, but kick kennedy off the squad. >> i think i'll miss the cheers. >> it took every ounce not to cry with her because i had to be strong. >> reporter: tesch and her daughter's cheerleading coach got into a heated argument on a local radio show. the coach had some harsh words. >> i'm directly quoting this hun tick. she said i don't mind the booty shaking so much. but it's the back aching and the skirt being too tight that i don't understand. and i said to her one time, their back aches and their skirts are too tight because they're standing on the crappy
. police setting up extra checkpoints searching for homicide bombers. jennifer griffin just back from afghanian, she shares her case next hour. >>> ile bottom box a royal flyer, after months of training prince william graduates today as a fully qualified search and rescue helicopter pilot for the british air force. jenna: well, it's the acid attack that never happened. a washington state woman who said a stranger threw acid in her face, now admitting to police and the rest of us it was all a lie. pictures, beth they shoerer with burns to her face made headlines all over the world. we certainly covered it on "happening now". how could you not? cops got a search warrant after elements of her story didn't add up, confess to go what police found in her home. >> it kept cascading, a domino effect until we felt we had the information we needed to go in with a search warrant and confirm what we were concerned about. jenna: with us on the phone, a reporter who had a doubt all along, mark griffith of the vancouver voice. mark, if you had a hunch that something was wrong here, why? >> reporter:
cans to improve your stress and balance like our dr. jennifer ashton is demonstrating. we're going to talk to her ahead about what else you can do. >> also ahead this morning, it took years for society to slowly isolate or ban smokers from restaurants, right, and from airplanes. now it's sort of, you would never expect to see a smoker in there, right? some people are equating families with small children, misbehaving children, not our children, maggie. >> of course not. >> as the new smokers. the new sort of persona non grata would be the screaming child in a restaurant. a lot of people might agree with it. but should they be banned from public places or even from airplanes as some people have suggested. >> or have a separate section. >> that has been another theory. we're going to talk about that this morning with our dr. jennifer hartstein who is here with some tips for all of us to live a little more peacefully together. >> i see dave nod being emphatically. if they were banning your dog wally who you take everywhere would you be as excited about this? >> first of all, wally doe
. coming up in this hour, it is hard to be a work ho lick, especially on your health. our dr. jennifer ashton will show us house simple changes around your desk can make a lot of things better. we'll tell you all about it in a second. >> improving your life this morning on "the early show." >> we doirchlts that's how we roll. >> also women talking about having it all. kim clijsters really seems to do it, the first mom to win a grand slam tournament in 30 years. her daughter was in the stands to see her win saturday. we'll talk to kim about her victory, what it is like juggling tennis and motherhood, really excited to have her with us this morning. we'll talk to her in a moment. >> and does it really matter when you shop, a good segment you'll like. it definitely does, what day of the week matters a lot. we'll explain why you should buy clothes, say, for instance, on thursdays. >> i know that one. >> groceries on sundays. >> sundays? >> we'll explain it all. we'll explain it all in the segment. >> interesting. i'm going to stick around for that. >> i thought you might. >> first, let's g
video shows petit's wife, jennifer, at a bank that july 2007 morning, trying to withdraw $15,000 in cash. >> what's your emergency? >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. >> okay. her husband and family -- >> yes. they're tied up, she said. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: the suspects, stephen hayes and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set fire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and 11-year-old michaela. the two suspects crashed into a police cruiser, trying to flee in petit's minivan, and were taken into custody. stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky, who's awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. richard cantu, abc news. >>> tropical storm carl is back into t of his carl blew across mexico's yucatan peninsula yesterday, dumping heavy rains on the region's tourist reso the storm is expected to gain strength and slam back into kenength and slam back int
looks a some options. >> jennifer already has a full- time job as a manager of a downtown office building but she has taken a second job as a baby-sitter. >> it's been great. it's been a great opportunity for me to continue to do what i love to do, which is baby- sitting. >> reporter: she uses the website seekingsitters.com which connects her with parents looking for someone to watch their children. the american university business school graduate is among the 7 million people in the country working two or more jobs. >> in this economy, it is tough and it's nice to have a little extra money. >> reporter: seekingsitters dc franchise owner got in to the business because of her families own trouble with the economy. >> my husband was laid off earlier this year, so we decided if we are going to do this we do it now. >> reporter: while corporate pretax profits have surged $400 billion since the depths of the resession, wages and employment have failed to keep pace. for a lot of uncle sam's nieces and nephews the answer to that question is not that great. more and more of us are strugg
attempt to save her family. this newly-released bank surveillance video shows jennifer hawke-petit, 9:17 a.m., withdrawing $15,000 from her bank in the small town of connecticut. it was monday morning, july 23rd, 2007. about three miles away, something awful, something truly sinister was happening inside her home. her husband, william, was bound and gagged, and along with her two daughters, haley and michaela, was being held hostage. their mom hoped the $15,000 would be enough to convince the two men who allegedly broke in the night before, to spare her family's lives. at the bank she reaches out for help but has to be discrete because one of the two alleged kidnappers was just outside. the bank manager quietly calls 911. 9:21 a.m., police first learn of the home invasion and hostage situation. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000, that if the police are told they will kill the children and the husband. she is petrified. >> reporter: minutes later
. >> jennifer, remind our audience again of the lyrics to this cheer that you found so offensive and the first time that you heard it. >> the first time i heard it was a few weeks ago after my daughter came home from practice and she told me one of the cheers and the lyrics are, our back's fake, we shake our booties from left to right. at that point i was just kind of in shock and right away, the next day i addressed it with the coach and the general manager of the wolverines. >> what did they say to you. >> at that time the general manager was kind of like, well, we have been doing it they way for years. the coach said she really doesn't have any power, she would take it to the general manager, she would like me to address it with the general manager, but since she doesn't have any of the power, we'll see what they say. they came back the following day and at that time, she said, you know, they have been doing it that way for 20 years t board is aware, so you can either have your daughter sit out or that's it. now, she also told me that the cheers were mandated at that time by the association
in a desperate attempt to save her family. this newly released bank surveillance video shows jennifer hawke-petit, 9:17 a.m., withdrawing $15,000 from her bank in the small town of cheshire, connecticut. it was a monday morning, july 23rd, 2007. about three miles away, something awful, something truly sinister, was happening inside her home. her husband, william, was bound and gagged, and along with her two daughters, haley and micahlah, was being held who is toj. their mom hoped the $15,000 would be enough to convince the two men who allegedly broke into her home the night before, to spare her family's lives. at the bank, she reaches out for help, but has to be discreet, because one of the two alleged kidnappers was just outside. the bank manager quietly calls 911. 9:21 a.m. cheshire police first learn of the home invasion and hostage situation. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now, who says that her husband and children are being held the at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000. that if the police are told, they will kill the children and
to the death of this man, a lawyer, trying to clean up corruption in moscow. jennifer griffin is live from moscow with this story. who does the legislation target, exactly? >> reporter: as you mentioned, this is an unbelievable story t. paints the picture of a modern day good log in the russian prison system. the two democrats who are sponsoring the legislation, jim mcgovern of massachusetts and senator ben consideringin of -- cardin of maryland essentially are targeting 60 members of the interior ministry in russia, everyone from the police ministry to those holding high positions in the ministry. they don't want them to have visas to come to the u.s., they want them to freeze their assets. the group is basically upset because a 37-year-old lawyer who was investigating fraud for a $4.5 billion western investment fund there was basically tortured and then died in a russian prison a year ago. there's a lot more information about this, www russian untouchables.com, it's an amazing story of what the russian prison system is like right now. jenna: jennifer, let's talk more about this lawyer, w
need a transfusion. he was left for dead in the basement while jennifer hawks petit was taken to a bank and forced to withdraw $15,000. later that morning, petit told the jury he heard loud thumps upstairs and in a more sinister tone, don't worry. it's going to be over in a couple of minutes. jennifer petit was raped and strangled. the 11 and 17-year-old girls were tied to their beds and would die of smoke inhalation after they set fire to the house. petit eventually freed himself and yelled at a neighbor to call 911 saying, i thought time was of the essence and i needed to get help. in court, dr. petit never looked at his alleged attacker. there was no cross-examination by the defense. the trial could last up to two months. marcus solis, abc news, new haven. >>> bedbugs have been showing up in homes and in stores lately. and now they've shut down the main library in ft. myers, florida, too. a librarian found them crawling on some of the chairs, by the computers. those chairs were removed and exterminators called in. the bedbugs were found at another library branch last week. librarians
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